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Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal in Rio 2016Reuters

Omar Quraishi, a journalist with Samaa TV in Pakistan, mocked India's win at the Rio Olympics 2016 in a series of tweets that invited criticism from not just the general public, but also Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan who took to Twitter to defend the country's win.

Twenty-three-year-old wrestler Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the wrestling 58 kg category after beating Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in the bronze medal bout, thereby ending India's desperate wait for a medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

The whole nation erupted in joy after Malik gave India its first medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. Malik's parents were overjoyed at her win while the Haryana government announced that she would be given Rs. 2.5 crore and a job.

Wishes poured in from across the country. Well-known personalities from across professions congratulated the wrestler on social media.

But it seems her win didn't go down well with Quraishi who took to Twitter to mock at India's failure at winning medals despite a population of 1.25 billion people.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has sent only seven athletes to the Rio Olympics this year.

Following the tweets, Amitabh Bachchan and renowned journalist Shekhar Gupta along with a host of other Twitter users lashed out at Quraishi for his insensitive remarks. However, the Pakistani journalist was quick to respond to all the hate that came his way.